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2009

Blog Posts in 2009

  • Offer of Settlement Increases 250% with Dunnion Law Firm Representation

    || 17-Dec-2009

    The Dunnion Law Firm recently concluded a minor injury claim in mediation. Prior to hiring The Dunnion Law Firm, the defendant's insurance carrier refused to make any offer contending that claimant had not sustained any significant injury. The Dunnion Law Firm commenced aggressive litigation resulting in the defendant's insurance carrier abandoning its house counsel for a top rated ...
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  • California Man Receives Double Policy Limits From Alaska Car Accident

    || 16-Dec-2009

    The Dunnion Law Firm successfully settled a bodily injury claim for a California man who was severely injured in Alaska while riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend. The driver of the vehicle left the roadway at a very high rate of speed and struck a utility pole and fire hydrant. The driver was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Remarkably, ...
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  • The Dunnion Law Firm Retained to File Lawsuit Against Petrotek

    || 30-Oct-2009

    Thomas J. Dunnion founder of The Dunnion Law Firm of Monterey, California has been retained to bring a lawsuit against Petrotek, Dale McAnally and Daniel Manrique, on behalf of Linda McIntyre, Esq. and her husband Michael McIntyre. Mrs. McIntyre was horrifically injured in a motor vehicle accident on September 28, 2009 on U.S. 101 in San Jose, California. Both Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre were traveling ...
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  • How to Combat Insurance Company Denial of Medical Specials

    || 16-Sep-2009

    Problem: Insurance companies, defense attorneys, and many courts, contend that a plaintiff is entitled to receive only the amount actually paid by the health insurance company as plaintiff’s medical special damages. Question #1: What is a Plaintiff entitled to receive as special damages when a form of medical insurance has paid their medical bills? Question #2: What arguments can be made to ...
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  • Dual Accident Cases combine for Six-Figure Settlement

    || 9-Sep-2009

    The Dunnion Law Firm represented a client who was a pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run driver while standing with friends in a parking lot. The collision knocked the victim violently to the ground. The driver of the hit-and-run car exited her vehicle to check on the victim, then suddenly got back in her vehicle, and sped away from the scene. No one at the scene was able to obtain the identity of ...
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  • Uninsured Injury Victim Receives Settlement

    || 9-Sep-2009

    The Dunnion Law Firm represented a client who was involved in a major head-on accident and incurred serious injuries. The responsible party was killed in the accident. The client was confronted with delay tactics and given the runaround from the defendant’s insurance company for nearly a year before finally calling the Dunnion Law Firm as her life slumped into an emotional downward spiral. ...
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  • A Hollister family refused to believe the motorist who blamed their father for causing his own death when in fact, it was the motorist who cut their father off causing a horrific accident which led to his death. The Rodriguez family sued the motorist for the untimely death of their father, German Rodriguez, who was also a local area minister, and has obtained over $2 million--the largest private ...
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  • The Dunnion Law Firm successfully settled a claim for a young female client who was injured when her grandmother's car was struck exiting an apartment complex. There was no police report or other witnesses to the accident. The grandmother of the client settled her own claim and the insurance company offered the young female client's mother only $2000.00 for the injuries she sustained in ...
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  • Soldier Receives Settlement and Waver of Medical Bills

    || 26-Aug-2009

    The Dunnion Law Firm successfully settled a claim for a young soldier who was injured while home on leave from Iraq. The accident, caused by a fellow soldier driving a vehicle he was a passenger in, was a single car rollover crash that resulted in serious injuries to the young soldier. Through aggressive negotiation, The Dunnion Attorneys obtained the full policy limits from the defendants ...
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  • Family Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Hazing Death

    || 9-Aug-2009

    The family of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge killed in an apparent hazing incident has filed a lawsuit against Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina, the Theta Chi fraternity, fraternity members and university administrators. According to the lawsuit, Harrison Kowiak was forced to run back and forth through a dark field as other fraternity members repeatedly tackled him. Kowiak died of a ...
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  • Coach Negligent for Football Injury, Suit Claims

    || 4-Aug-2009

    A St. Louis high school football player suffered serious and permanent brain injuries because of negligence by his coach and the school district, a lawsuit filed by the boy's mother claims. According to the lawsuit, Darren Sunkett forced the boy to play with a defective helmet and ignored signs that the boy had suffered a concussion. The lawsuit also alleges school officials were aware of and ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Business Fire

    || 4-Aug-2009

    A Montana fishing lodge was negligent in the death of a 58-year-old woman who died in a fire in 2006, a lawsuit filed by the woman's estate claims. According to the lawsuit, the owners of the business failed to install smoke detectors and other fire safety measures. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of the woman's estate and a jury trial. AP, Chicago Tribune 08/03/2009 If you ...
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  • Deadly Crash in Irvine on I-405

    || 28-Jul-2009

    July 27, 2009 The California Highway Patrol there was an accident on the I-405. The accident that took the life of one driver occurred in the early morning on the I-405 at Irvine Center Drive according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle involved in the deadly crash was a 1991 Mazda that was traveling in the southbound lanes according to Officer Denise Quesada. The driver of the vehicle ...
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  • Semi Accident Closes 57 Freeway-One Killed

    || 28-Jul-2009

    July 25, 2009 According to reports a a semi truck accident closed both directions of the 57 Freeway in Fullerton, in which one person was fatally injured. According to the California Highway Patrol stated that an accident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Chapman Avenue exit near Cal State. The accident included a semi truck that was hauling frozen meat and a passenger ...
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  • Family Settles Lawsuit against Hog Farm

    || 23-Jul-2009

    A couple who lives near Stockton Lake has been awarded $1.1 million in a lawsuit settlement because of the stench from a nearby factory hog farm. Ed and Ruth McEowen filed the nuisance lawsuit against the hog operators after barns were erected less than 1,000 feet from their home several years ago."Night was always the worst," Ed McEowen said. "It’s like the monsters come out ...
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